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Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
companies joining forces to battle the nsa. >>> president obama is on his way to south africa. he is heading the u.s. delegation honoring nelson mandela. the president leaving on air force one just a few hours ago. former president george w. bush and his wife laura are also on board joining first lady michelle obama and the president. president's clinton and carter will attend the service scheduled for tuesday in south africa. george r. h.w bush is the only former president that will not be there. >>> alan is near johannesburg. he has more on how the people of south africa are remembering nelson mandela. and he's a father figure being honored in cities large and small 1234 absolutely, del, and people here and in nelson mandela square in the rain at 7:00 in south africa, a soggy evening, but it doesn't seem to offend the crowds much. they have been coming here constantly to the many tribute centers set up around the country for nelson mandela. now this is a very ritzy mall. this is really the heart of high-end retail in the city of johannesburg, and it is in one of the richest districts in th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am EST
department releases the labor numbers. >> the hits keep coming for the nsa. the agency tracks up to 5 billion cell phones a day. they use the data to map people's location to follow their movement around the globe. the newspaper says the information came from documents provided by former nsa contractor edward snowden. the cell phones wer being trackd are outside of the united states. >> the fast food workers are striking across the country they are pushing to make it easier to unionize. many pr protestors are asking fr 15 there an hour. that is twice as much as many owner in the u.s. it comes after president obama says raising the minimum wage will not hurt jobs. last month a seattle suburb increased their wage to $15 an hour and that is by far the high over the in thhigh -- highest i. it's 2:00 and her five-hour shifted at kfc is over. she is off to pick up her joiningest sojoining -- youngesm daycare to head home. with no time to take off her uniform she heads to the kitchen to make a snack and help her older children with their homework. >> they look to me. they have no one else to look to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
, newark, new jersey. >> for a while now the world has been eyeing the nsa, twitter, facebook, google, microsoft just to name a few. in an open letter posted online it calls for tighter security on collection of personal data, it also promotes individual privacy. the latest group of, reportedly spied on gamers to counterterrorism. >> the nsa document shows the concern that the nsa has that terrorists could communicate, transfer funds, via this these types of games. this one is second life frequent and here you can build a character you can communicate with others, chat, you can guy things online, you can can buy land, you can buy using what's called lyndon dollars and those can be converted to regular u.s. dollars. another popular game is called world of war craft. some 7 million paid subscribers per month use this game. in this game you have some characters, you go around and fight against monsters and these are games where people can make friends online very easily, communicate very easily. i spoke with justin elliot from pro-publica, one of the agencies that broke these stories, an
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am EST
. >> this is not just a u.s. operation by the n.s.a. this is done on a global scale. it taps into information shared by the mobile phone companies and helps the intelligence agency build up a picture. intelligence targets. given the scale of the information undoubtedly incident americans are caught up in there. the n.s.a. will face questions about the scale of the operation, why it's doing it and it it's operating fully inside the law. mexican police have found a truck of radioactive material, stolen on the way to a decommissioning sites. whoever opened the container were exposed to lethal levels of radiation and are in danger of dying within days. adam raney has more. >> soldiers and police cordoned off the area where the stolen goods were found. there's no risk as long as people say clear of the material. some residents are not convinced. >> translation: there's danger of radioactive exposure. we don't know how far it could go. it could kill you and spread several kilometres. >> the cobalt was encased but someone opened the container. officials say thieves opened it. an emergency worker says other
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
to leaf it there. thank you. >> thank you. >>> the hits keep coming for the nsa according to the "washington post" the agency tracks 5 million cell phones a day. the information came from documents by normer nsa contractor, edward snowden. >>> secretary of state john kerry has returned to the middle east, meeting with israeli and palestinian leaders to discuss ongoing peace talks and working on deals to curve iran's nuclear program. nick schifrin joins us with more. hello, nick? >> yeah, hey, stephanie. right now the u.s./israeli relationship is severely strained. today in jerusalem, a chummy secretary of state gave an unambiguous message. >> the bond between the u.s. and israel is unbreakable, and we might have a difference of a tack nick call measure, but we do not have a difference about the fundamental strategies that we both seek. >> reporter: he is used the word israeli security ten times in seven minutes. he was trying to reassure israel after the disagreement over iran's nuclear deal. kerry emphasized that the u.s. and israel share a long-term goal, dismantle iran'
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
the nsa. the agency tracked up to 5 billion cell phone as day. only used used the day to to map locations and follow their movement around the globe. the newspaper says the information came from document provided by former nsa contractor. the report says the cell phones are outside the united states. the united nations has authorized a peace keeping force for the central african republic, the security council voted took place hours after a gun fight in the streets of the capitol left dozens of people dead. al jazeera diplomatic editor has more from the united nations. >> the u.n. security council voted unanimously for this resolution, in many ways it was compromised in the end, they decided to come up with 3,500 african peace keepers backed up by 1,200 french troops. one of the earlier ideas that has been put before them, was the idea of a peace keeping force. he said he would lead a difficult environment like the car up to 9,000 troops. there is a big difference with what is now being offered which is about half that number. a point i butt to the u. ambassador to the united nations. have
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm EST
.com >> for months the world last been eyeing the nsa and tech jientsdz are fighting -- giants are fighting back against government snooping, twitter, facebook and microsoft, google just to name a few. collection of personal data it also promotes individual privacy. we should tell you the latest group at the center of government spying is the online community of gamers, documents leaked by nsa whistle blower edward snowden show british and u.s. intelligence reportedly spied on gamers to counter-terrorism. >> tony, the concern that the agency had that terrorists could communicate, transfer funds or plan attacks via these types of games. and we are talking about very popular ones out there. this is second life. let me show you, let's see if we can get a full screen of this one. you can basically set up after avatars, i went into this one, which is some sort of medieval place. and then you can walk around, you can look at other characteristics that may be in the same world as you are. you can also buy things using their currency which is the lyndon dollar. and then that currency can be convertto u.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
against the n.s.a. >> economic struggles forcing one community to wage actions for its children. the plan involving the creates of a new city. meningiti meningit meningitis >>> an outbreaks of meningitis at the university of california at santa basha is leaving some on the edge. brian rooney has more. >> four students at this campus developed this rare form of meningitis in three weeks. one in four who catch it die. 20% suffer permanent damage. >> when the outbreak started, when we had three case, we recognised that three cases within two weeks was a dangerous situation. >> a student, a freshman la cross player had to have his feet amputated. >> once it causes blood poisoning, the body becomes toxic and hands and feet don't have a viable oxygen supply and are amputated. >> students are to avoid close contact, coughing too close, kitting. as a result the party scene has been touched down. what the four cases have in common is the students went to a fraternity party or have room mates who did. >> it's so huge here, it bums people out that they can't go to the parties. >> my friends are bumm
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
be under surveillancy the n.s.a. they said the national security agency is tracking 5 billion cell phones every day. the paper cited documents from edward snowden. it means the spy agency could track the movement of almost any cell phone around the world. n.s.a. officials refused to comment, but said they don't collect data on sell phones in the united states. >>> tonight a new meningitis outbreak at the university of california, santa barbara o initials are racing to stop the bacteria spreading. brian rooney has more. >> four students at this cancer developed a rare form of meningitis in three weeks. one in four who catch it dee. 20% suffer permanent damage. >> when the outbreak started, when we had three cases two weeks ago, three cases in two weeks was a dangerous situation. >> a student, a freshman la cross player had such a serious case that both his feet had to be amputated. >> once it causes bloodpoichg, sepsis can be so overwelcoming, the body is tox. >>, and hand and feet are overwhelmed with infection andar amputated. >> students you warned to avoid close contact, sharing drinks
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am EST
it with the ceo of spark digital, a digital marketing and social media company. to know the n.s.a. is spying on people using their mobile phones, sure that is no surprise. what is interesting about that to you. >> what is interesting is what they are tracking. date, time, speed, trajectory. that's what they are keeping historical records of. what is a lot of people don't know is they are not just looking at it just at this moment, but backwards in time when the phone came online. >> code traveller, meaning they can work out which group of people from in proximity to each other. that's fascinating. they may have suspicions about you, but not know about me, but if you and i are close for a number of days or a specific journey, they can put two and two together. >> it looks interesting. there's questions of guilt by association. maybe the person is a relative. they take the same routes as they commute. those things are interesting to look at, but they may raise a lot of questions. >> the n.s.a. may look at another r revelation from edwar snowden and say, "so what?" many are aware that their dig
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
're on the move, anyone with access to this information can track your route. the latest revelations suggest the n.s.a. is doing much more than just tracking individual suspects. by gathering and processing around 5 billion records each day, it is able to see which individuals are meeting or tracking together. >> you might be connected to a tower along with 100 other people. you move down the street and automatically you, fuel find connects to the next closest tower. let's say 20 of the 100 are moving the same direction you. move further down the road and say just five of the original 100 people join you. a couple more towers and sometime later, and there's just one person who's mirrored your movements. the assumption one have some reason for being together. the same logic works if individuals come from different directions, but stop at the same place for any length of time. >> it could be a family member you're traveling with, someone that you're dating, a cousin or someone who works next to where you work and you have the same commuting patterns each day. >> it is said to only track potential suspec
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm EST
the former nsa contractor, he denied the paper had damaged security, and insisted that there wasn't an editor on the planet who would have handled that information. >> i think it is important context. in the washington post, controversial identical decisions so this is not a rogue newspaper. it is serious newspaper whose have had long experiences with national security. >> after making comments apparently comparing yo yachts to nazis. the veteran star has been talking about racism and holding back the united states. and reported him to the authorities. he is now himself being investigated for inciting racial hatred. a huge pile up on a motor way in western belgium. one person was killed in the crash, and another 54 were injuries. we have known for a long time that men and women were just blaine different, but now scientists from the u.s. and u.k. say they know why, because our brains are wired differently. these neurowires are a road map, changing how we process information and then react to it. women's brains have more connection between the hem steers which are better for entice and analysi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked credential. users of facebook, yahoo twitter could be affected. 16,000 accounts were hacked that use 123456. >> anarchy in argentina, why police refuse to put a stop no wild looting in one city. >> american doctors on the front lines of a bird flu scare half a world away. >> they've come a long way since don't ask, don't tell. coming out created new problems. >> you are looking at dallas, were there may be rain together and possibly tonight. >>> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. looting in argentina, why the police did not step in to stop it. >> first a look at the weathe
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
. >> it is. nick, appreciate it. we are learning more about the market security surveillance. the nsa collects nearly 5 billion records every single day on cell phones around the world. the rother is based on documents. the latest on global reactions. it seems like americans have become numb to the news. there seems to be much more public outrage. in europe, south america, than there has been in the u.s. there has been a hand full of small protests if you look at the polls and that's how you gauge opinion, the very majority say they are concerned about the government spying program. 35% of americans say they are very concerned about their privacy rights being violated so that's not even a major by. so any sort of response has become mooted. it is doing their own review after that came to light. they should hear the recommendations that's probably the only path that has any chance of taking on any of this international esspeak i don't knownage. neater of those will completely clear. >> and pope proseason has formed a pan them of experts to help the catholic church address the issue of
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
against the n.s.a. facebook, google, twitter,al pell and microsoft want to limit the government from collecting their user's information and want more oversight of the n.s.a. >> the opposition still holds two big prizes in the oil city of maracebo and the capitol of caracas. we have more details. >> 18 different elections in 14 years, and the new call to go out and vote again, just eight months after electing a new president, 300 new mayors were elected, and over 2500 council members. >> this is the evidence that i'm contributing with a grain of sand to change my country. if you don't vote, you can't complain. >> it has one of the highest inflation rates in the world at 54%. venezuela rampant crime puts the capital as the third most view len in the region and food shortages have increased. she hopes her vote will help the government. >> i love this country and respect it. i want to see it free, a country like many others. >> polls taken before the vote predict over 50% of venezuelans will remain loyal to the government. >> this is the most populace neighborhood. many tell us they wil
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